Growing the food they love

Community gardens attract Regina residents. Jason Wood/ Global Regina

REGINA- A community garden has drawn a lot of attention for residents in Regina.

Grow Regina has been located on Queen Street for the past 6 years. The City of Regina has leased the land to Grow Regina on a 5 year renewable basis which brings a lot of opportunities for Reginans.

“I like to grow things I can’t buy at the store or at the farmers market,” said Duane Havve, a gardener.

The garden attracts gardeners of all ages. “This garden doesn’t only have us people that are retired, but also younger members in their 20’s,” said Robin Mckenzie, a gardener.

You can purchase a spot in 10 x 10 for around 20 dollars a year, which includes a membership. Any additional memberships will cost 5 dollars.

Some spots at Regina Grow are not top picks and some members had to move spots.

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“The shade is terrible in the back,” said Mckenzie. “We’ve had a couple wet years and you really couldn’t grow anything.”

There are over 280 members at Grow Regina, even though they are at maximum capacity, Reginans can still come out, meet new gardeners and grow seeds of friendship.

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